I realize that I never showed you all the rest of the basement update, but with the move to the new house and the happenings of this past summer, I had to put the reveal on hold temporarily. I did take some “after” photos though, and I’m hoping you’d still like to see them now.
I had great aspirations for the new look of my new laundry room makeover. At that time, which was over a year ago, I wasn’t sure we’d be moving, so by the time the laundry room was finished, I knew I’d be keeping it basic. Functional was key, as was putting to use “what I already had.”
With that said, here is how the laundry room looked when we were finished. Basic, functional, spacious, and clean would be my favorite words for this area in our townhouse basement.
Here is how it looked “before” (aka: Scary Basement).
We could have held a haunted house down there….
Dare I use the term “Eeeekkk”!!!?
These are the steps we took to clean this room up:
- Walls, windows repaired with hydraulic cement then patch areas were painted with a waterproofing primer.
- Walls were textured with cement.
- Ceilings were prepped for painting.
- Ceilings and walls were painted with a paint sprayer.
- Several floor tiles were replace, then vinyl basement floor was painted.
- Drain pipe for air conditioner was re-routed on the floor.
- Laundry tub was cleaned and painted.
- Wooden table (canoe rental table) that I found on the curb was stained and painted and placed in between washer, dryer.
- Portable Ironing board was recovered with a diy 1 hour hand sewn cover.
- Small shelf green shelf was painted red.
- Vintage deco style mirror given a new look inspired by my trip to Maine last year.
- Small laminate, rolling cart was painted white.
- Industrial metal shelf is painted and used for laundry basket storage.
Quite honestly, I could just keep showing before and afters on this part of the basement update because it was the worst part of the whole basement.
Although the basement turned out very nicely, it does have a very basic look, which is unlike that of what I originally had planned for it in this post on my basement inspirations.
Basically, once we knew we were most likely moving, I kept the extras to a minimum, but I couldn’t have been more happy with it, nor could our tenants who fell in love with the basement upon being given a tour.
Hope you all are having a great week ~ Amy